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Do You Always Need Attachments for Invisalign Treatment?

The idea of straightening teeth incognito appeals to many people. And the ability to remove an aligner at your convenience, within reason, is another plus factor for those wishing to straighten their teeth. But one issue that puts some people off is the need for attachments. Namely, the thought of having attachments on one's teeth for the duration of treatment is unappealing.  But not everyone that undergoes a course of Invisalign will need attachments.

Is it Time to Replace Your Tongue Scraper?

While it is common knowledge that brushing your teeth helps to maintain your dental health, few people realise that brushing your tongue can also play a significant role in helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy. The tongue is the ideal place for harmful bacteria to grow, so using a tongue scraper to remove bacteria from the tongue can help to keep your mouth healthy. However, tongue scrapers don't last forever. Read on to discover 3 signs its time to invest in a new tongue scraper.

From Sensitivity to Cavity: Does Sensitivity Equal a Cavity?

Are your teeth more sensitive than usual lately? Are cold drinks sending jolts of pain through your teeth with each swig you take? Then, you should investigate. Although some tooth sensitivity is normal at times, sudden sensitivity can indicate that a tooth — or teeth — are succumbing to a dental cavity. If you are worried that your tooth sensitivity means early-onset tooth decay, check your tooth for the following signs.

5 Tips for Reducing Braces Pain

Braces are incredibly useful for straightening teeth, but sometimes they can cause discomfort. If your braces are causing you pain, here are five tips you can try. 1. Use a Softer Toothbrush Brushing too hard can cause gum irritation, which is the last thing you need when your gums are already sensitive after having braces fitted or adjusted. Switch to using a softer toothbrush or toothbrush head to reduce this kind of pain.

Benefits of Regular Dental Checkups

It is recommendable to visit your dentist every six months, having a tooth problem or not. Regular checkups will help you avert impending crisis and keep your smile. Losing a tooth, especially the front teeth, is a daunting experience. It will affect how you smile and reduces self-confidence if not attended in time. The cost-benefit justification of regular dental checkup is apparent, and it is worth every penny. The cost you might incur for failing to visit a dentist is enormous in the long run.

Two Tips for Parents Who Want to Help Their Teenagers Maintain Excellent Dental Health

When your child reaches their teenage years, it can be more difficult to monitor their dental health and ensure that they don't develop any serious tooth- or gum-related conditions. However, there are still steps that you can take to help your teenager maintain excellent dental health. Read on to find out a bit more about these steps. Remind them to wash their mouthguard if they wear this device whilst playing contact sports

Common Myths about Yellow Teeth

It's natural for anyone who has yellow teeth to be conscious of their smile. Did you know that off-white teeth aren't necessarily a sign of poor oral health? Many factors cause tooth colour and yellow stains; some can be controlled, while others occur naturally. Many of the ideas individuals have regarding yellow and white teeth aren't factually accurate. This post will shed some light on some of the misconceptions people believe -- and the facts behind them.

When Children Are Biters, What About Their Teeth?

Aren't children just perfect little angels… when they're sleeping? Growing up involves testing boundaries and learning which types of behaviours are acceptable and which are not. In many instances, children will grow out of bad behaviour, although this is of minimal comfort when you're going through a bout of particularly bad behaviour. What about when your child bites others? It's more common than you might think and is actually considered to be normal behaviour for children under the age of three.

Understanding 3 Different Types of Teeth Restoration Materials

The aesthetic dental appearance of the teeth is a critical aspect with many patients. This has led to the rise of different types of restoration materials that can be used to restore your affected tooth or teeth. Here are examples of such restoration materials to help you know which one will suit you better. Dental Composites These are tooth-coloured filling materials that comprise of synthetic polymers and ceramic reinforcing fillers. The main work of the fillers is to provide strength to the synthetic polymers and reduce the dimensional change that may occur during cooling and heating.

Why Is Your Dental Crown Sensitive?

Once you've had your tooth crowned, you'll expect everything to go back to normal with the treated tooth. The crown replaces your natural tooth and deals with any problems you may have had. However, sometimes crowns can give you some problems after they're fitted. For example, you may notice that your new tooth is quite sensitive. Why does this happen, and is it a problem? General Crown Sensitivity It's quite common to notice a little extra sensitivity after you've had a crown fitted.